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Friday, August 16, 2013

Drink(s) of the Week: Cocktails for National Rum Day

Happy National Rum Day! From Mojito-ready white rums to complex barrel-aged sippers and subcategories like rhum agricole (which contributing editor Paul Clarke explores in this feature on Martinique), rum is as dynamic a spirit as it is diverse. For today’s Drink of the Week, we’re celebrating the occasion with a few of our favorite rum-based cocktails, so open a bottle and get shaking—rum cocktails await!

The bittersweet, Italian-born Negroni takes on a Caribbean twist with this Jamaican rum-spiked version of the venerable aperitif.

Love a Daiquiri? Try taking this honey-sweetened adaptation for a spin.

Created in Kuala Lumpur, this 1970s-era sipper combines robust blackstrap rum with Campari and a splash of tangy pineapple juice.

Pyrotechnics aside, this show-stopping sipper impresses with its bittersweet combo of rhum agricole, Campari and Italian vermouth.

This spicy-sweet combo of aged rum, pineapple juice and ginger syrup is summer perfection in a glass.